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Jesy Nelson shows off huge pout after splitting from record label

JESY Nelson showed off her huge lips after splitting from her record label Polydor after just 14 months. The popstar, 31, looked glamourous as she showed off her full pout in her latest post. The star posed for a short clip from her bed wearing a white plunging bralette.

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Mercury Prize nominees share reactions to 2022 shortlist: “It’s a real honour”
Mercury Prize have been sharing their excitement over being shortlisted for the prestigious award.This morning (July 26), the Mercury Prize – in partnership with mobility app FREE NOW – confirmed that Harry Styles‘ ‘Harry’s House’, Little Simz‘ ‘Sometimes I Might be Introvert’, Sam Fender‘s ‘Seventeen Going Under’, Wet Leg‘s self-titled LP and Yard Act‘s ‘The Overload’ are among the 12 records in the running for the annual Album Of The Year statue.The rest of the list is made up of Self Esteem (‘Prioritise Pleasure’), Joy Crookes (‘Skin’), Kojey Radical (‘Reason To Smile’), Nova Twins (‘Supernova’), Fergus McCreadie (‘Forest Floor’), Gwenno (‘Tresor’) and Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler (‘For All Our Days That Tear The Heart’).The winner will be announced during an event at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on September 8.Reacting to the nod on Twitter, Wet Leg – aka Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers – wrote: “We’re so freakin lucky that we got to make the album that we made. These past couple of years have been full of surprises and unexpected adventures.“Here’s perhaps one of our fave surprises so far…Our debut album has been shortlisted for a @MercuryPrize!?”Elsewhere, Sam Fender said he was “so chuffed” that ‘Seventeen Going Under’ (NME‘s album of the year 2021) had made the Mercurys list.
Mercury Prize 2022 shortlist revealed
Mercury Prize shortlist for 2022 Album Of The Year has been revealed.At 11am today (July 26), the Mercury Prize – in partnership with mobility app FREE NOW – confirmed that the 12 albums that have been shortlisted for the Album Of The Year award include Harry Styles’ ‘Harry’s House’, Little Simz’s ‘Sometimes I Might be Introvert’, Sam Fender’s ‘Seventeen Going Under’, Wet Leg’s self-titled album and Yard Act’s ‘The Overload’.You can find the entire list of albums shortlisted for the coveted award below.The awards show for the event will take place on September 8 at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. Tickets for the event are now available for purchase here.It was announced yesterday (July 25) that a handful of musicians including Anna Calvi, Lanterns On The Lake’s Hazel Wilde, Loyle Carner and Jamie Cullum helped judge this year’s prize, alongside a range of broadcasters and critics.The Mercury’s official website has also noted that the 12 nominated artists will “receive a specially commissioned ‘Album Of The Year’ trophy, with the overall winner also receiving a winner trophy and a cash prize of £25,000”.This year’s Mercury Prize has also announced that it’s new headline sponsor is the FREE NOW mobility app as part of a “multi-year commitment from FREE NOW to support British music”.Last year, Arlo Parks walked away with the 2021 Mercury Prize for her album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’.
Tramlines Festival 2022: Kasabian deliver ultimate performance as Sam Fender halts set
Festival with revellers flocking down to Hillsborough Park to enjoy three days of live music and entertainment.Despite a few spells of rain, music lovers and those wanting a good time certainly didn't let the weather get them down as the South Yorkshire city was packed with bucket hats, raincoats and ponchos.While doors opened at midday on Friday, July 22, acts such as Shed Seven, Harri Larkin and Jade Bird took to the Sarah Nulty main stage to get fans warmed up.READ MORE: 'K-Pop festival took brightest stars to London and the crowd was near deafening'But it was headline act Sam Fender who quickly whipped the packed crowd of 35,000 into a frenzy."Yes, Sheffield! How ya doin', alreet?" he asked as he walked onto the stage before belting out his hit Will We Talk? as revellers instantly started singing along.Famed for his rock anthems such as Howdon Aldi Death Queue and Seventeen Going Under, Sam quickly invited fans to start a mosh pit.But the Geordie star quickly halted his set after noticing fans were getting too crowded at the front before asking everybody to take a step back to ensure everybody was safe – with the audience offering a loud applause.Despite being on the music scene since 2013 and performing at festivals such as Glastonbury, it was Tramlines who offered Fender his first headline set of his career at this year's event.He certainly cemented his status as headline act worthy with pyrotechnics and fireworks illuminating the Sheffield skyline.Local businesses appeared to enjoy the thousands of punters descending on Owlerton as fans flocked into nearby bars and eateries before and after the event.While they may have faced uncertainty when former frontman Tom Meighan was axed, Kasabian proved they're a force to
Sam Fender gives new single ‘Alright’ live debut at Finsbury Park gig
Sam Fender gave his new single ‘Alright’ its live debut at his huge Finsbury Park gig this weekend – see footage and his setlist from the show below.The singer-songwriter played the biggest gig of his career to date on Friday night (July 15) at the North London venue, where he was joined by Fontaines D.C., Declan McKenna and Beabadoobee among others.At the show, Fender played a host of tracks from his albums ‘Seventeen Going Under’ and ‘Hypersonic Missiles’, as well as giving ‘Alright’ – a song shared last week and an off-cut from the ‘Seventeen Going Under Sessions’ – its live debut.Watch footage of the live debut of ‘Alright’ and see Sam Fender’s full Finsbury Park setlist below.‘Will We Talk?’ ‘Getting Started’ ‘Dead Boys’ ‘Mantra’ ‘Better of Me’ ‘The Borders’ ‘Spice’ ‘Howdon Aldi Death Queue’ ‘Get You Down’ ‘Spit of You’ ‘Alright’ ‘Play God’ ‘The Dying Light’ ‘Angel in Lothian’ ‘Saturday’ ‘Seventeen Going Under’ ‘Hypersonic Missiles’Reviewing the Finsbury Park gig, NME wrote: “For the most part, tonight is a triumph – made resoundingly clear in its final throes. “This song went much further than we ever imagined it would do and that was all down to you so thank you so much,” Fender says by way of introduction for the penultimate, rousing version of ‘Seventeen Going Under’.“As its first guitar chimes ripple over the crowd, the audience responds by setting off so many flares, the air in the park becomes thick with smoke and the scent of burning chemicals.
Here’s what Glastonbury 2022 looked like in three minutes
Glastonbury Festival returned to Worthy Farm this weekend – scroll down to see what the festival looked like in three minutes.The festival ran from June 22-26 and was the first to be held since 2019 after Glastonbury’s 2020 and 2021 editions were both cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.After the festival, organiser Emily Eavis shared a statement in which she called Glastonbury 2022 “surely the best one yet” and hailed “a remarkable feat by all artists and crew.”Glastonbury 2022 was headlined by Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar, with a legends’ slot from Diana Ross and notable performances by Sam Fender, Olivia Rodrigo and more.See all the highlights inside three minutes below.Reviewing Glastonbury 2022, NME wrote: “The festival is all about unity, and sometimes you find it in unexpected places. Sleaford Mods’ scabrous, sweary take on post-punk might initially sound solo antagonistic, but frontman Jason Williamson regularly punctuates the set by sweetly checking the audience are still enjoying themselves.“The band stand atop a wave of post-punk coursing through the bill: Yard Act stake their claim for Glasto greatness at William’s Green and IDLES make a surprise appearance at the BBC Introducing Stage, tearing through their near-seminal debut album ‘Brutalism’ in full.”Many artists at the festival also took the opportunity to address the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade.